Weir Issues

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Dams and weirs on any river cause problems for salmon and trout migration. Not just adults but also smolts and juveniles that become held up behind them. Removing obstacles is acknowledged as one of the best ways to naturally increase fish populations. ART has long campaigned to see barriers removed or eased, where removal isn’t […]

Bogend Burn is in line for barrier easements

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust have recently developed a novel new way to make and fit baffles at low cost. The concept has been proven and appears most suitable in small to medium sized culverts. ART  are about to submit a CAR application to SEPA to ease two difficult barriers at the lower Bogend Burn in Catrine. […]

Mauchline Rainfall data 2018

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The rainfall total in Mauchline for 2018 is now complete and reveals just how dry 2018 was compared to 2017. As I’ve only been collecting rainfall for a couple of years, it is hard to state what’s average rainfall is for this area however, other local recorders find that rainfall is broadly consistent between years. […]

The Ponesk in the Upper Ayr catchment

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ART walked the Ponesk on the Upper Ayr today for the first time in well over a year to see how things were looking and to check if any salmon or trout had spawned or were looking as though they might. It was perhaps a bit early to expect to see salmon here.  We didn’t […]

Date of next Board meeting

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The next Ayr DSFB meeting will be held in Ayrshire Rivers Trust office at 7.00pm on the 11th December. This is a public meeting and all are welcome.   Anyone wishing to raise questions are encouraged to contact the Clerk to the Board in advance with the question. This will help the board to provide […]